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From Cordoba's Master Series, the Torres is a small body guitar with a big voice and a shortened scale length. It features a narrower nut width and slightly narrower neck that is extremely comfortable to play. This guitar is handmade in the USA.
Beyond the beauty of the construction, one of the most amazing characteristics of an original Torres guitar is the amount of sound produced by such a small and lightweight instrument. After examining three authentic Torres guitars, we decided to base the construction of our own Torres on an 1856 model that features a smaller body (24.8”) and shorter scale length (640mm). The Cordoba Torres is built with a solid Engelmann spruce top and solid Indian rosewood back and sides. The neck is Spanish cedar, topped with an African ebony fingerboard. A few modern refinements such as a truss rod, geared tuning machines, durable finish, and non-gut strings were added to improve on what was not available in the 1800s but are essential today. The result is an instrument that exemplifies authentic Torres designs, voicing, and feel, and captures a rare piece of guitar making history.
The three original Torres guitars were studied inside and out and played over and over. The mission was to understand the essence of what gives this iconic guitar such an amazing voice and feel, and then recreate an instrument that possesses these characteristics and carries the same magic in its DNA. The process was a combination of science and feel; the wood thicknesses of the top, backs, sides, and braces were measured to the nearest hundredth of a millimeter, bracing patterns traced and mapped, and details of the materials, inlays, wood grains, and vibrations were all carefully analyzed. The guitars were played and listened to for hours to gain an understanding of the balance between the trebles and basses, resonance of the tops, and a sense for the feel and response of each guitar when played in a variety of styles and environments.
Antonio de Torres was one of the most important guitar makers of the 19th century, building between the early 1850s and 1892. Today, a Torres guitar is as revered and collectible among guitarists as a Stradivarius violin is among violinists. Torres created a body shape, bracing pattern, soundboard arch, and other design elements that were revolutionary for his time, transforming the guitar into a much louder and resonant instrument with more projection than any guitar before its time. Torres guitars are still the elite standard by which classical guitars are compared with today, and most acoustic guitars in use today are derived from his designs.
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Top: Solid Engelmann spruce
Back & Sides: Solid Indian rosewood
Binding/Bridge: Indian rosewood binding / Indian rosewood bridge
Purfling/Inlay: Rope design wood top purfling, 3 ply back & sides purfling (maple/ebony/maple)
Rosette: All natural mosaic rope & herringbone marquetry
Finish: High Gloss PU
Neck/Fingerboard: Spanish cedar neck (Traditional/Classical Profile) / Ebony fingerboard
Truss Rod: Two-way adjustable, 4 mm
Scale Length: 640mm (25.2")
Nut Width: 51mm (2")
String Spacing at Saddle: 59mm
Fret Marker Inlays: 5, 7
Nut/Saddle: Bone nut & saddle
Number of Frets: 12 to body, 19 total
Bracing/Build: 1856 Torres 7 Fan Bracing
Body Width & Length: 257mm upper bout width (10 1/8") / 336mm lower bout width (13 1/4") / 473mm body length (18 5/8")
Overall Length: 960mm (37 13/16")
Body Depth: 92mm at upper bout (3 5/8") / 96mm at lower bout (3 3/4")
Tuning Machines: Cordoba Master Series - Ebony
Strings: 500CJ Savarez
Case: HumiCase Protege
Question? Call or email: 302-299-2441, dulcetguitars.com/contact
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Orders usually ship within 24 hours (except on holidays and weekends). All guitars must pass a meticulous inspection before shipment. All orders ship fully insured and require a signature for delivery. Upon receiving guitar buyer should immediately open box and inspect for damage. We offer free ground shipping to lower 48 states as well as pay to expedite options. In addition, we offer pay options for all other destinations at checkout.
Terms: We understand buyer's apprehension in purchasing guitars on line. For this reason, we offer a 7 day money back guarantee. We think our return policy is fair and in no way want our customers to be stuck with a guitar that they are not satisfied with, however, it is necessary to set parameters as good business practice. All our instruments are case stored in a conditioned environment and have been carefully inspected for defects. In addition, we will act as liaison regarding manufacturer's warranties. Dulcet Guitars gives you access to instruments you just can't find in big box music stores. We sell fine guitars every day to happy customers all over the world. Please review our return and exchange policies below. Shipping: Orders usually ship within 24 hours (except on holidays and weekends). All guitars must pass a meticulous inspection before shipment. All orders ship fully insured and require a signature for delivery. Upon receiving guitar buyer should immediately open box and inspect for damage. We offer free ground shipping to lower 48 states as well as pay to expedite options. In addition, we offer pay options for all other destinations at checkout. Return Policy On Stock Guitars: All guitars are eligible for our 7 day trial period. Buyers have 7 days from receipt of an instrument to determine if it is right for them. The instrument may be returned for any reason during that time. You must contact us at: dulcetguitars.com/contact and let us know you are returning. The instrument must be in original condition, re-packed as it was received and shipped within 7 calendar days of receipt. Once we have received the instrument and it has passed inspection, we will issue a refund less shipping charges. Buyers are responsible for merchandise until returned and inspected. Returns Policy On Damaged Goods: We will refund 100% of purchase price within 7 calendar days of receipt. Buyers have 24 hours to report any damage or defect at: dulcetguitars.com/contact at which time we will email you a return shipping label. The item must be re-packed as it was received and shipped back to us within 7 calendar days of receipt. The item will be inspected upon return to Dulcet Guitars to determine damage. Once confirmed, customer will be shipped an exchanged item, receive store credit or full refund (customer's choice). Buyers are responsible for merchandise until returned and inspected.